The weird and the wonderful from CES 2015
A round up of some of the most exciting tech we saw at CES 2015
The vast halls of CES are full to the rafters with technology. Some of the tech is ground-breaking and magnificent; some of it is downright bizarre, here are some of our favourites:
Intel Compute Stick
Only slightly larger than a USB flash drive, Intel's Compute Stick is one of the smallest devices out there capable of running Windows 8.1. With an Atom processor and 2GB of RAM the Compute Stick can be plugged neatly behind a monitor or TV for simple, day to day computing.
Sure to be a massive hit with anyone involved in action sports, the Airdog drone is an accessory for your action camera, which allows you to watch yourself from the air. The Airdog is completely automatic, and will follow you no matter where you go, at speeds up of up to 45 miles per hour.
Ring gives you the ability to control multiple connected devices by drawing gestures in the air with your finger. Insert your own Lord of the Rings joke here.
The MyBrain device measures your EEG or electrical brain activity using electrodes built into the arms of the headset. This data is sent to the companion app which will let you know how relaxed you are. There are activities within the app to help you relax and cope with stress. It's like meditation with a techy edge.
Dacor Discovery iQ 48 Dual-Fuel Range
With an Android tablet built into the control panel, the Discovery iQ will help you take your cooking to the next level. You can watch cooking tutorials and download your favourite recipes. Once you have found the recipe you want, prep the food, put it in the oven and sit back and relax as the Discovery iQ takes care of the rest.
What the world has been waiting for! A belt that automatically expands or retracts so you stay comfortable throughout the day. Sounds like a bit of a gimmick, but if you are up and down all day it actually may come in handy. It's great for buffets too!
Panasonic 4K Blu Ray
Just a prototype right now, Panasonic showcased the first Blu Ray player capable of full 4K resolution playback at 60 frames per second. 4K Blu Ray is just around the corner, and we can't wait!
Bragi The Dash headphones
Finally, actual wireless headphones have arrived. The Dash headphones do away with all wires, and instead give you a microphone so you can answer calls, accelerometers that enable you to track your steps and a few other sensors that can track your heart rate and the oxygen saturation. The sound quality is pretty decent too.
Part skateboard, part Segway the IO Hawk was one of the more entertaining pieces of tech we saw at the show. Surprisingly easy to use, after a few minutes most people looked like pros. Put your weight in front to travel forward, lean back to slow down and twist your feet for left and right.